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Today's the Last Day to Get the Cheapest Price on a Thanksgiving Flight

Thanksgiving is still weeks away, so you probably aren't concerned about making your travel plans. Drop everything! Even if you're focused on other holidays like Halloween, the truth is that today is the last day to save big on Thanksgiving flights.

Now Is the Best Time to Book a Flight for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is still weeks away, so you probably aren't concerned about making your travel plans. Drop everything! Even if you're focused on other holidays like Halloween, the truth is that now is the best time to save big on holiday airfare.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free. With a little patience and creativity, you can almost always find free stuff, be it music, books, or even a month of Amazon Prime.

You Need to Have These 5 Money Talks Before You Get Married

Talking about money long before you say "I do" will put your relationship on the path to a solid financial foundation. Here are four steps to get the pre-marriage money conversation going, and five financial topics to discuss once you want to delve deeper.

People Hate United Airlines, But They REALLY Hate Spirit

The results of our DealNews Air Travel survey are in! Decreasing legroom topped the list of airline annoyances, followed by carriers piling on fees for everything. What's more, a lot of fliers really hate certain airlines, but still fly on them. Read on for the full results.

10 Clever Ways to Save on a Summer Vacation

As summer vacation season approaches, you may have sticker shock looking at the price of taking the whole family on a trip. But there are ways for the savvy shopper to save on a summer getaway. Let's run through your options.

How Just 2 Phone Calls Saved Me $120 on a Hotel Room

You probably assume that once you book a hotel stay, that's it — the price you get is the price you'll pay. But that's not always the case! Read on to learn how one DealNews employee saved over $100 with just two phone calls.

Yikes! American Airlines Is Reducing Legroom Again

Believe it or not, American Airlines is planning to give economy class passengers even less space, in order to cram in more rows of seats. Between the vanishing perks and the outright passenger abuse, how bad is commercial flight going to get?

8 Hidden Vacation Costs and How to Avoid Them

You work hard to find the best airfares and hotel rates, so don't get slammed with unexpected costs when you actually hit the road. To help you avoid unwanted extra expenses, we've put together a list of the most common hidden expenses, from additional transportation to the dreaded resort fees.

Today Is Your Last Chance to Get the Best Price on a Memorial Day Flight

Memorial Day kicks off the summer holidays, and you can start yours off right by booking your airfare today. If you don't, the trip could do serious damage to your vacay budget.

National Park Week is Coming! Here's How to Score Free Visits

National Park Week is almost here, and it's the perfect time to see the great outdoors. You'll have four chances to get into any park free this month. If you miss out now, your next chance to bag a free visit won't pop up until September!

I Flew to London on a Budget Airline for $380 — Here's What I Learned

Super cheap long-haul flights are becoming popular. But what are the trade-offs to get a flight to Europe that's cheaper than many domestic routes? One of our editors flew to London and found out that it's totally doable — if you're willing to give a few things up.

Here's The Best Time to Book a Flight for Every Holiday

Your best chance to save on airfare comes from buying early — but not too early. We'll offer details on the ideal time to book holiday flights, both in general and for specific days like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.

Book an Affordable St. Paddy's Trip to Dublin (Ohio)!

There's around 15 Dublins on this side of the Atlantic, but only a select few know how to do St. Paddy's Day right. Learn where you can find a stateside Dublin to celebrate, whether you're looking for pageants, parades, pancake breakfasts, or the opportunity to "Shamrock Your Ride."

More Than New Orleans: 7 OTHER Cities That Celebrate Mardi Gras

Every year, 1.4 million people descend on New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But not everybody wants (or can afford) to join them. Here are seven alternative Mardi Gras celebrations to consider.

Here's the TRUE Cost of Attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Every year, the Big Easy puts on "the biggest free party on earth." Here's an idea of what it actually costs to visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and some insider tips on how to save money.

TODAY Is the Last Day to Book the Best Price on a Presidents' Day Flight

If you want to book flights on a budget for Presidents' Day, get your tickets now. And by now, we mean today. We break down this year's Presidents' Day airfare deals, and tell you just why you'll want to book your flights ASAP.

5 Ways to Save on Your Next Flight

Finding a good bargain on airfare is becoming a complicated process. Fortunately, it's not impossible to find cheap plane tickets. We have five tips to help you get the best deal on your next flight.

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards: Visit the Winners on a Budget

The hotly anticipated 2016 Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards list compiles reader votes to determine the "Best in Travel" lists for the coming year. We've pored over the results to find which cities, airlines, and hotels offer the best rates for the deal-savvy traveler.

10 Awesome Travel Deals That Are for Locals Only

Why travel a long way if there's a popular tourist destination that's practically in your backyard? And if they offer discounts to state or local residents, that's even better. Check out these 10 impressive travel deals for locals only.

5 of America's Best Cities to Visit in the Fall

Now that the summer heat is finally subsiding and pumpkin spice lattes are infusing the air, it's time to embrace the change of season and start planning a fall vacation. Many places around the country celebrate the season in their own special way, but we've picked out the five best places to visit this fall.

Check Out the Fun, Affordable Deals in Our Newest Section!

DealNews fans have a brand new way to save on food and music festivals, golf course passes, admission to amusement parks, sporting events, and more. We've assembled a sample of the deals you'll find in the new "Things to Do" section.

The Complete Guide to Senior Discounts

Are you afraid to ask for a senior discount? Once you see some of the deals that are available, you'll reconsider! To help you get started, we've rounded up some of the best senior citizen discounts.

Everything You Need to Know About Traveling With Pets

Whether you want to take your dog camping or sail the world with your chicken, traveling with pets can be fun. However, there are a lot of things to consider, from method of transportation to finding dog-friendly wineries. Here are some tips to help plan a safe and fun vacation with your pet.

How to Hack a Free Honeymoon Using Rewards Points and Miles

Savvy couples can use their wedding to get a free honeymoon. The trick? Aligning your choice of reception venue with a hotel's loyalty program. Here's how you can finance your dream honeymoon with rewards points and miles.

5 Reasons You Should Choose Dublin Airport as Your Gateway to Europe

Reduce the complications and stress of traveling to Europe by entering through Dublin Airport. Even if you don't plan to visit Ireland, it may still be worth your while to fly into this English-speaking, euro-using hub.

7 Ways to Get the Best Currency Exchange Rates While Traveling

With all of the expenses that can pile up while traveling abroad, you want to get the best exchange rate so you don't get ripped off before you've even spent a penny. Here are seven ways to get the best currency exchange rates while traveling.

5 Annoying Things Travelers Do That Drive Us Crazy

With the summer travel season here, it's a good time to remember your travel manners. We cover five things annoying travelers do that drive the rest of us nuts (including some that could cost you time and money while away), and offer tips to help you avoid being "that guy" when you're on vacation.

6 Hidden Costs of Being in a Wedding Party

Being a bridesmaid or groomsman is fun, but it sure can be expensive. So what exactly are you paying for? We outline the six biggest costs of being in a wedding and offer tips on how you can save on each.

7 Things to Buy in July (and 5 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

In the gulch between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you might think sales are hard to come by, but the opposite is true. Shopping heats up in July, with stores offering everything from rare discounts on in-season apparel to desperately needed air conditioners.

Will the Brexit Vote Affect the Cost of European Travel? 4 Things You Need to Know

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union will upturn the global economy and redraw international borders. We take a look at what that means right now for tourists headed to the UK and EU, from favorable exchange rates to potentially terrible new travel barriers.

The Ultimate Guide to Booking the Perfect Honeymoon on a Budget

After the expense and exhaustion of a wedding, who has time to plan a perfectly relaxing and affordable honeymoon? That's why we've put together a guide to off-the-beaten-track romantic destinations that won't break the bank.